We all drift apart with our lives eventually. Some of us are fortunate enough to stay back in the same city in which we grew up and experience and see the changes that take place in our schools. But some of us get so busy with our lives that we are only able to visit our alma mater after many years and the changes that we see sends us into fits of nostalgia:
1. You get eager to visit your old hangout places
The water cooler, the principal’s room, the staircases..Ah, the list is endless.
2. You look for small things that were there during your school days, like a bird cage or a see-saw
3. You explore the whole place and try to look for things that have changed
Like a new auditorium building, or a new playground.
4. You search for old watchmen who were friendly to you in school
And it’s an absolutely delightful, hour-long conversation with him when you do find him.
5. Your face brightens up when you see your favourite teachers
And the happiness that you get when they remember you perfectly well.
6. You go in search for your old classrooms, library and playground
And imagine the joy when you see your name still etched on the desk that you had done 6 years back.
7. But you feel out of place if you find that the classrooms have changed
9-B used to be on the 2nd floor?! 🙁
8. When you see students wearing the school uniform it makes you nostalgic
And you go into “I-used-to-wear-that-too” mode.
9. That awesome moment when you have a ‘heart to heart’ conversation with the teacher who used to punish you all the time :O
10. You rush to your canteen and search for your favourite food item
Wondering how cheap the item was during your days.
11. You can’t stop laughing at the fact that finally you are using a cell phone inside the campus
12. You feel proud when you see that students are smarter and more technologically advanced than you were
..but also get jealous and wish the same was possible when you were in school.
13.When you see the students, you immediately start thinking of your school days..
..and your school friends, the fun you had and the punishments you had to endure
And in the end you always remember to take a selfie and share it your school friends, so that they too don’t miss out on the experience
Those were the days!